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Mary River Floodplain Vegetation

Details:

Title

Mary River Floodplain Vegetation

Creator

Lynch, D; Northern Territory. Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. Resource Capability Assessment Branch

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report No. 08/2015

Date

1996

Location

Mary River

Description

The Mary River Flood Plains are approximately 100km east of Darwin and have a catchment area of about 7700 kn12 (Woodroffe 1993). The headwaters are approximately 18Skm inland. The southeast corner of the catchment includes Coronet Hill and a sandstone/siltstone plateau. Further to the south west in the Pine Creek region are undulating to rolling hills (includes strike ridges) of greywacke, sandstone and siltstone. The west side of the catchment includes undulating to rolling granite rises with some rugged hills. The McKinlay River joins the Mary River just south of the Arnhem Highway. From here the river divides into a series of streams and billabongs which are only connected in the Wet season.

Notes

Please replace the current item on the system with this report. This is the original report, produced in 1996 by the then Department of Lands, Planning and Environment. The report was resubmitted in order that it could be correctly filed with a Technical report number.

Table of contents

Introduction -- Climate -- Vegetation -- Method -- References

Language

English

Subject

Floodplains -- Northern Territory -- Mary River; Vegetation surveys -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Floodplain plants -- Northern Territory -- Mary River Region; Mary River Floodplain Vegetation

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Technical Report No. 08/2015

Format

1 volume (no pagings) : illustrations (some col.), maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/258435

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/503313

Page content

Table 2: Average Monthlv Rainfall lVliddle Point lVIary River Point Stuart Ranger Station average 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1993 average 1993 average JAN 325.8 303.2 346.8 378.0 191.8 340.4 589.2 449.9 461.0 390.9 371.6 FEB 274.4 172.2 78.0 319.8 204.4 312.6 367.6 282.7 257.1 missing 322.5 NIAR 259 446.6 178.8 174.2 90.6 165.0 340.2 missing 341.2 152.4 325.9 APR 85.3 205.0 82.4 129.6 117.4 15.8 81.8 7.2 89.7 missing 168.0 MAY 18.8 0 49.8 0.4 3.4 1.4 19.0 1.8 20.0 missing 4.8 JUN 1.7 0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 missing 10.1 JUL 0.9 0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 missing 1.6 AUG 2.5 0 0.4 0.0 1.0 2.6 1.2 3.4 3.2 missing 2.3 SEP 11.4 0 0.0 14.8 21.0 7.4 20.0 3.8 10.7 missing 14.3 OCT 55.4 77.2 11.4 0.0 26.4 29.0 105.0 11.4 78.2 missing 67.4 NOV 127.6 29 152.2 191.2 127.2 162.2 171.8 83.7 133.9 missing 176.2 DEC 215 157.2 302.6 63.4 313.8 379.8 254.0 515.0 273.9 missing _252.0 Total 1306.1 1390.4 1202.6 1271.6 1097.0 1416.6 1949.8 1358.9 1311.4 1062.2 Middle Point - Average monthly data from January 1985 - May 1996. - The two years, 1989 and 1990 illustrate the monthly variation of the rainfall between the years. :Nlarv River Ranger Station - Average monthly data from September 1991 - April 1996 Point Stuart - Average monthly data from 1985 -1993, the data is available only for some months and years. All the weather data is supplied by the Bureau of iVleteorology, Northern Territory Regional Office; Darwin.